Liberal Arts and Sciences

Brewer interviewed for Press Herald report on 2024 presidential election

University of Maine chair and professor of political science Mark Brewer was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald for his input on voter turnout for the 2024 presidential election. Brewer said turnout is always higher in presidential years as opposed to nonpresidential years. “Right now, a fairly large percentage of voters are expressing dislike of […]

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MFA thesis exhibition “Proximity” opens May 17 at Lord Hall Gallery

The 2024 University of Maine Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition is opening Friday, May 17. “Proximity” will be on display in Lord Hall Gallery at Lord Hall art gallery through July 12, with the opening reception May 17 from 5-7 p.m.  After the opening reception, the exhibition will be available for viewing Monday-Friday from […]

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‘Everyday Shakespeare’ podcast named honoree in Webby Awards

The “Everyday Shakespeare” podcast, co-hosted by University of Maine English professor Caroline Bicks and Worcester Polytechnic Institute English professor Michelle Ephraim, was named an honoree for 28th Annual Webby Awards for Best Live Podcast Recording category. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international awards organization […]

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Help pioneer a democratized AI revolution for Maine this June

 The University of Maine Artificial Intelligence Initiative and its partners are exploring the opportunities and challenges created by the explosive growth of generative AI. Join them on the vanguard of the state’s technological advancement during the inaugural Maine AI Conference scheduled for June 14 at the University of Southern Maine. Key industry players from Lockheed […]

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New book details UMaine’s journey of ‘Becoming Modern’ 

The University of Maine marked its 100th anniversary in 1965, prompting widespread celebration and discussions of its future. University leaders, community members, policymakers and other supporters devised plans to bolster enrollment, programs, research and public service. Yet the transformative growth UMaine experienced in the five decades between its centennial year and 2015 surpassed these visions, […]

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UMaine graduates celebrated during 2024 commencement ceremony

Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, told University of Maine’s newest graduates to continue in an endless pursuit of knowledge, find passion in their work and live their lives in service of others.  “I know the words — learn, […]

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Newsom talks with News Center Maine on Wabanaki archaeological sites

News Center Maine interviewed Bonnie Newsom, a University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about a new effort involving her, UMaine Ph.D. students and the National Park Service to protect Wabanaki archaeological sites in Acadia National Park from climate change using Indigenous and western knowledge. Federal funding will support the project, which will involve devising […]

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Astronomy Center hosting new event for Minecraft lovers May 11

The University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center is hosting a new family event in partnership What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). This immersive astronomy experience, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is designed for children ages 8-14 years old and offers engagement for parents and guardians. Tickets include access to a […]

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UMaine archaeologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

In the fall, students enrolled in the course “Introduction to Anthropology: Human Origins and Prehistory” will be taught by a world-renowned archaeologist who recently received one of the highest honors a scientist can achieve.  Longtime University of Maine professor Daniel H. Sandweiss was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on April 30. Membership […]

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